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Old 11-21-2012, 12:26 PM   #16
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Default Re: who would you rather have. kobe/dwight or lebron/wade

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Depends on who else is in the team

But Lebron is the best player.....
I agree with this.

Personally I take the Heat with Kobe/Dwight over the Heat with LeBron/Wade.

However if you hand build a team for LeBron/Wade then that team is going to be better with them. The reason I take Dwight/Kobe is because they compliment eachother much better.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:48 PM   #17
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Default Re: who would you rather have. kobe/dwight or lebron/wade

What are you saying? 2 vs 2 or them with their respective teams at the moment? If so, it's Lebron by a mile because even if Lebron loses the first 2 matchups, he's pretty much guaranteed the next 3 with a very old Kobe or retired Kobe. Plus, Dwight's mental game is softer than Lebron's and that is saying a lot. 2 vs 2 yeah, I got Kobe's team.

You talk about Kobe's longevity and that's great! But being 35 by the end of the season doesn't really give you a valid argument since that's not an age you'll believe he'll be free of injuries all year round even with no signs of it now. He wasn't particularly a healthy player in his younger years until AFTER his 9th season and what do you know, Wade is entering his 10th season...transitioning to be the post-30-Jordan they model their games after. So maybe Wade can be more of a healthy player from here on out? He definitely has the skills to get there with his post moves, footwork, and improving midrange game as shown early on. It's just unfortunate he stepped on Bosh's foot.

He's played more than 75 games 5 of his first 8 seasons (not counting shortened season). That's something Kobe can't claim even with Shaq there to carry the load. Wade always was the man of his team (that first year with Shaq is debatable). That's more wear and tear for Wade. Now he's finally got a clear cut #1, he can pace himself better to stay healthier.

People talk about Wade and Lebron not complimenting each other but they do...just not in a traditional sense. Like Spoelstra says, it starts with defense and them two are the best help defenders in the league. Putting them together causes havoc for the other team's offense leading them to potential fastbreaks where both of them compliment each other like no other can. The problem is just they are asked to do too much on defense with no rim protector. Wade's gradual learning to cut without the ball and finding open spaces has really improved the fluidity of the offense over the years. I can see them playing their best ball ever together later in the year--peak level.

At the end of the day, it's only been like 10 games so relax. He's missed 3 games because he can. If it wasn't for the team that he has, he'd be playing. I don't care what anyone says, it's a smart move. Let's wait with all this talk until game post allstar break when playoffs is on the horizon.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:06 PM   #18
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Ill go with any team/combo/whatever that has an ever improving 5 position playing/defending 30 point triple double machine
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:12 PM   #19
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:36 PM   #20
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Guess you have not seen enough or been interested much about Lebron enough?
His entire team & coach calling him "1 thru 5" today is not a coincidence... Lebron has been playing up to 4 positions since long time ago, spent some time at even Center... defensively he can guard any position, any...

Lebron playing or guarding 4-5 positions is very factual... not sure what there is to facepalm about... unless you are one of those Lebron cynics...

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Old 11-21-2012, 01:41 PM   #21
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the duo that won the championship
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:42 PM   #22
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:50 PM   #23
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the duo that won the championship

you mean Kobe/Gasol's 2 championships together? Now add Dwight to that.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:09 PM   #24
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Default Re: who would you rather have. kobe/dwight or lebron/wade

What's the point of asking if you're already have your opinion while shoving it against opinions of others
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:42 PM   #25
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Default Re: who would you rather have. kobe/dwight or lebron/wade

Give me the pair with the best player. LBJ and old man Wade.

You can easily replace Wade, LBJ is a one of a kind.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:53 PM   #26
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Default Re: who would you rather have. kobe/dwight or lebron/wade

I think LBJ - Bosh vs kobe - howard is better comparison..
i would take the first..

wade imo is even dropping to 3rd best player in heat..
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:17 PM   #27
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Default Re: who would you rather have. kobe/dwight or lebron/wade

Kobe and howard are the 3rd and 4th best players in basketball... Both are lebron type alpha dogs....

Lebrons #1 or #2 and bosh is barely top 15, wade isnt even top 20... Thats why kobe and dwight are the right choice
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:21 PM   #28
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Default Re: who would you rather have. kobe/dwight or lebron/wade

Kobe and Dwight.

Kobe has been playing amazingly well with Dwight. It almost reminds me of the Shaq and Kobe days. They mesh really well now that they're not playing in such a structured offense.

The only reason why the Lakers aren't winning in blowouts is because of the bench.

Jamison, Meeks, Ebanks, and Blake are all having absolutely horrible years. The only player actually producing off the bench is Hill.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:22 PM   #29
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Id rather have Lebron/Bosh. Get wade the **** outta here
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:23 PM   #30
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Default Re: who would you rather have. kobe/dwight or lebron/wade

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Kobe and howard are the 3rd and 4th best players in basketball... Both are lebron type alpha dogs....

Lebrons #1 or #2 and bosh is barely top 15, wade isnt even top 20... Thats why kobe and dwight are the right choice

hmmmmm

he's off to a rough start, but you gotta give him more credit griff
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